Brad Pitt spoke about the improv nature of comedy and remarked on how similar it was when he watched Anthony Hopkins during one of their films together.
Roughly one month ahead of the release of her film Unbroken, Angelina Jolie has announced that she might retire from the acting world in the coming year. The award winning performer, who has starred in well over two dozen movies, will instead focus her artistic energy behind the camera. Speaking with Du Jour Magazine, Jolie opened up about acting. “I’ve never been comfortable as an actor; I’ve never loved being in front of the camera.
Fury hit the top of the box office last weekend and it’s proven to be a breakout film for actor Logan Lerman. Even though his debut was with Mel Gibson in The Patriot in 2000, this movie has made audiences stand up and take notice. The film was extremely physical to shoot. In an interview with HitFix, Lerman explained how grueling it was, “It was intense. It was extremely difficult. I can’t say it was
The economic instability that hit most of the world in 2008-2009 and still lingers didn’t just hit the lower classes — A-list stars who used to command paychecks hovering upwards of $20 million per film are far less common than they were before the recession. For a major star like Brad Pitt, who earned a reportedly $20 million salary for Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2005, hasn’t gotten paychecks close to that in recent years.
“I had my first film audition. I called up and said, ‘how did I do?’ They said, ‘’Have you ever thought about acting school?’
While it may be true that most entertainers have a “shelf life” — meaning that after a certain period of time their popularity, skill, or both are bound to wane — Brad Pitt has always seemed to be one of the rare exceptions.
“About 10 years ago, I started thinking about my favorite films, and they weren’t the big commercial things.”
“For the most part when we were on set he would stay in character.”